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Final report from the NKS NordThreat seminar in Asker, Norway 30 and 31 October 2008
Inger Margrethe H. Eikelmann, Øyvind G. Selnæs (Editors)
Changes in the international security environment have lead to an increased attention towards the need to revise various threat assessments in the Nordic countries. Together with recent events such as incidents at Nordic nuclear power plants, orphan sources and accidents involving nuclear powered vessels, this has given a good opportunity for an exchange of information and opinions.
The NKS-B NordThreat seminar took place at Sem gjestegård in Asker outside Oslo, Norway on 30 – 31 October 2008. Main topics in the seminar were:
• National threat assessments
• Potential hazards
• Experience from previous incidents
• Public perception of nuclear and radiological threats and information challenges
• Challenges for future preparedness
There were about 40 participants at the seminar. These were mainly members of the NKS organisations, invited speakers and representatives from various Norwegian emergency preparedness organisations.